Oswego County Sheriff's Office, NY 315-349-3302

Police Reports:

Updated January 23, 2015:

On 1/22/15 at 9:57 p.m., Devin A. Gerard, 20, of 3729 SR 104, Apt. 3, Mexico, NY was arrested for Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor following the investigation into an incident at a business in the Village of Mexico when he allowed an individual to exit the business with consumable goods without paying for them. Mr. Gerard is scheduled to answer the charge on 2/17/15 in the Town of Mexico Court.

On 1/22/15 at 10:35 p.m., James M. Taylor, 25, of 220 Utica St. Apt. 2, Fulton, NY was charged with AUO, 2nd degree (4/30/08 for Failure to Answer Summons in Jefferson County, 5/17/11 for DWAI), No License and Inadequate Plate Lamp following a traffic stop on CR 6 in the Town of Volney initiated after patrol observed the vehicle he was operating with no plate lamp. Mr. Taylor is scheduled to answer the charge on 2/2/15 in the Town of Volney Court.


January 22, 2015:

On 1/21/15 at 10:11 a.m., Stephanie S. Fee, 23, of 2607 CR 17, Williamstown, NY was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation following an incident at the Department of Social Services in the Village of Mexico after she was allegedly found to have a metal smoking pipe containing marihuana residue. Ms. Fee is scheduled to answer the charge on 2/17/15 in the Town of Mexico Court.

On 1/21/15 at 6:10 p.m., Windwarrior Ruiz-Gomez, 22, of PO Box 324, Clark Mills, NY was arrested for Criminal Sex Act, 2nd degree, a class D felony; Sexual Abuse, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor; 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor and 2 counts of Criminal Sale of Marihuana, 2nd degree, a class D felony stemming from the investigation into an incident that occurred on or about the months of July and August 2013 at a residence in the Town of Orwell where he allegedly engaged in oral sexual conduct and sexual conduct with a victim and additionally provided marihuana to the same victim along with another one. Mr. Ruiz-Gomez was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court by Hon. Judge Adkins and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond with a return to the Town of Orwell Court on 1/28/15.


Windwarrior Ruiz-Gomez


January 21, 2015:

On 1/4/15 at 4:52 p.m., Matthew J. Bell, 20, of 77 SR 48, Lot 82, Phoenix, NY was operating a 2000 Dodge pickup on Senior Ave. in the Town of Granby, 80 feet east of Rathburn Rd., when reportedly approaching a curve lost control causing the vehicle to exit the roadway and travel through a yard at 7 Senior Ave. before colliding with a ditch. Mr. Bell was issued a UTT for Imprudent Speed.

On 1/15/15 at 9:00 a.m., Arthur D. Cardinal, 45, of 188 Ferguson Beach Rd., Apt. 1, Oswego, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (suspended 2x on 12/20/13 for failure to pay child support) and Operating a MV w/o Inspection Certificate following a traffic stop on SR 104 in the Town of Hannibal reportedly initiated when patrol observed the vehicle he was operating with an expired sticker. Mr. Cardinal is scheduled to answer the charges on 2/10/15 in the T/O Hannibal Court.

On 1/19/15 at 1:57 a.m., Fred J. Patane, 68, of PO Box 600, Hannibal, NY was operating a 2013 Dodge pickup south on CR 7 in the Town of Oswego, 75 feet south of Donovan Drive, when the vehicle reportedly exited the roadway and collided with a snow bank before striking a mailbox at 1707 CR 7 and coming to rest in a field. Mr. Patane was issued a UTT for Driving Across Hazard Markings.

On 1/20/15 at 9:27 a.m., Thompson Burnswick Jr., 36, of 682 CR 8, Apt. 2, Fulton, NY was arrested in Oswego City Court for Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor following an incident at the Town of Granby WalMart on 1/19/15 where he allegedly stole a battery charger. Mr. Burnswick is scheduled to answer the charge on 3/2/15 in the Town of Granby Court.

On 1/20/15 at 11:19 a.m., Susan A. Horning, 54, of 173 Harry Bryant Rd., Williamstown, NY was charged with Registration Suspended (insurance lapse) and Speed in Zone following a traffic stop on SR 69 in the Town of Parish reportedly initiated after patrol's radar confirmed the vehicle's speed. Ms. Horning was released on UTT's, returnable to the Town of Parish Court on 2/26/15.

On 1/20/15 at 7:59 p.m., Brian J. Mensch, 43, of 95 Sparhawk Rd., Parish, NY was arrested based on a Bench Warrant issued out of Oswego City following a property damage mva that occurred on Canfield Rd. in the Town of Parish, mile west of Sparhawk Rd., when Mr. Mensch's Ford pickup and a 2011 Chevrolet pickup being operated by Joshua A. Deacons, 24, of 109 Sage Creek Rd., Mexico, NY reportedly side swiped each other as the Ford was traveling west and the Chevrolet traveling east. Mr. Mensch was also issued UTT's for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and AUO, 3rd degree.


January 20, 2015:

On 1/14/15 at 3:50 p.m., Marques J. Ernestine, 30, of 681 CR 54, Lot 73, Pennellville, NY was reportedly operating a 2006 Honda south on CR 54 in the Town of Schroeppel and Amy D. Schebell, 37, of 24 Homestead Ave., Phoenix, NY was operating a 2007 International bus registered to the Phoenix School District east on CR 54 turning left onto CR 54 heading north when the vehicles collided at the intersection with Stewarts Corners Road. Mr. Ernestine was issued a UTT for Unregistered MV.

On 1/16/15 at 10:27 a.m., William F. Corsette, 27, of 2793 SR 49, B4, West Monroe, NY was operating a 2000 Chevrolet pickup reportedly backing up onto CR 32 in the Town of Hastings, 2/10 mile east of US Rt. 11, in front of a 2006 Buick that was traveling east and being operated by Geraldine A. Ingerson, 73, of 1765 US Rt. 11, Hastings, NY. Mr. Corsette was issued a UTT for Unsafe Backing.

On 1/16/15 at 11:43 a.m., Carl M. Stevens, 81, of 337 Thompson Rd., Oswego, NY was operating a 2002 Oldsmobile reportedly turning left onto Thompson Rd. in the Town of Oswego, 2/10 mile south of SR 104, when it collided with a 2001 Dodge pickup being operated by Brian D. Dice, 33, of 237 West 4th St., Oswego, NY and registered to Auxiliary Services of Oswego. Mr. Stevens was issued a UTT for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

On 1/16/15 at 3:46 p.m., Kendrick A. Whelsky, 22, of 23 Dietrich Rd., Oswego, NY was arrested at the Onondaga County Public Safety Building in the City of Syracuse based on a Felony Bench Warrant issued out of Oswego County Court. Mr. Whelsky was held at the OCJ awaiting arraigned due to County Court not being in session.

On 1/17/15 at 10:04 a.m., Michael A. Strawser, 40, of 10 Cherrywood Dr., Little Egg Harbor, NJ was reportedly operating a 2007 Honda van on Paradise Rd. in the Town of Palermo, 5/10 mile west of JP Lane, and making a left hand turn into a driveway without signaling and collided with a 2012 Toyota being operated by William E. Johnson, 51, of 15 JP Lane, Central Square, NY as he attempted to drive his vehicle around the Honda. Mr. Strawser was issued a UTT for Improper Signal.

On 1/17/15 at 10:12 a.m., Deborah L. Fuller, 64, of PO Box 129, Central Square, NY was operating a 2002 Saturn backing out of a driveway onto US Rt. 11 in the Village of Central Square when the vehicle reportedly collided with a 2009 Toyota suburban that had stopped to make a left hand turn onto CR 12 being operated by Joseph L. Larocque, 66, of 23088 CR 57, Three Mile Bay, NY. Ms. Fuller was issued a UTT for Unsafe Backing.

On 1/17/15 at 11:26 a.m., F D Heffernan II, 51, of 2164 Robinson Rd., Martville, NY was operating a 2003 Buick south on CR 7 in the Town of Hannibal, mile south of CR 3, when he attempted to pass a 1999 Ford operated by Eden H. Skinner, 24, of 6904 Main St., Red creek, NY that had slowed down and was making a turn into a driveway causing the vehicles to collide. Mr. Heffernan was released on a UTT for Interfering with Safe Operation.

On 1/17/15 at 2:14 p.m., John D Gates II, 36, of 418 Blythe Rd., Hannibal, NY was operating a 2003 Chevrolet pickup pulling out of a driveway onto Blythe Rd. in the Town of Hannibal, mile east of Kent Rd., when the vehicle collided with a 2005 Chevrolet suburban that was traveling west bound and being operated by Gary E. Heald, 53, of 1044 CR 7, Hannibal, NY. Mr. Gates was issued a UTT for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

On 1/17/15 at 6:43 p.m., Nicole E. Purdy, 42, of 4363 US Rt. 11, Pulaski, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree, a class B felony stemming from the investigation into a structure fire in the Town of Richland on 1/13/15 and she was reportedly observed allegedly trying enter a garage to acquire bags of heroin. Ms. Purdy was arraigned in the Town of Mexico Court by Hon. Judge Moretti and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond with a return to T/O Richland Court on 1/26/15.



Nicole E. Purdy

On 1/18/15 at 1:07 a.m., Justin M. Scruton, 19, of 1994 CR 7, Oswego, NY was arrested for DWI, Aggravated DWI (BAC of .18% or greater) and Crossing Road Hazard Markings following a one vehicle mva on SR 104 in the Town of Oswego. Mr. Scruton is scheduled to answer the charges on 2/9/15 in the Town of Oswego Court.



Justin M. Scruton

On 1/18/15 at 11:43 a.m., Jason R. Robinson, 33, of 374 CR 51A, Oswego, NY was operating a 2004 Arca snowmobile north on the shoulder of Hayfly Rd. in the Town of Scriba when attempting to cross O'Conner Rd. collided with a 2005 Chevrolet pickup that was traveling west and being operated by Matthew P. Andring, 29, of 37 Downey Dr., Oswego, NY. Mr. Robinson was transported by ambulance to Oswego Hospital. He was issued UTT's for Unregistered Snowmobile and Uninsured Snowmobile. Failure to yield the right of way seems to have been a contributing factor.

On 1/19/15 at 11:10 p.m., Steven N. Knapp, 33, of 79 Peatbed Rd., Hannibal, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree (suspended on 9/7/14 for Failure to Answer Summons in C/O Oswego) and Inadequate Plate Lamps following a traffic stop on SR 3 in the Town of Granby reportedly initiated by the lack of plate lamp. Mr. Knapp is scheduled to answer the charges on 1/26/15.


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